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Control Types

Posted by Stephen on November 9, 2014 in Information Security |

Key concepts To remember:

Control types include:

Technical Controls – Examples:

  • Firewalls
  • IDS
  • Antivirus
  • ID and Auth software solutions
  • Encryption
  • etc.

Physical Controls – Examples:

  • Gates
  • Fences
  • CC TV
  • Doors
  • Locks
  • Security Guard
  • Dogs
  • Cable Locks
  • Man traps

Control purposes or functionalists:

  • Deterrent – intended to discourage a attacker
  • Preventative – Intended to keep a incident from happening
  • Corrective – Fixes components or systems after the incident has happened
  • Recovery – Restores normal operations to environment
  • Detective – Intended to detect and/or ID a incident and or attacker
  • Compensating – Alternative control to compensate for vulnerability.

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